Culture Corner A Guide to Cultural Organizations of Tacoma


Upcoming events in community theater:

“Clybourne Park”
Broadway Center’s Studio 3, 901 Broadway, Tacoma
May 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and May 6 at 3 p.m.
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2009, “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris imagines the circumstances immediately (1959), and 50 years after (2009) the ending of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking “A Raisin in the Sun,” New York Drama Circle’s Best Play of 1959.

“Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”
Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon
May 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., May 6 2 p.m.
“Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is a timeless fairy tale reborn brought to the Kay White stage by VCA’s talented student cast. Tickets: $6 student, $10 VCA member, $12 senior, $14 general.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Spanaway Lake High School, 1305 168th St. E., Spanaway
May 4 through May 13 Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Tickets are $7 with ASB and $10 for all others. Tickets may be purchased in person at the auditorium.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Life Christian Academy, 1717 S. Union Ave., Tacoma
May 5, noon
Mistaken identity, confusion in the forest, complicated love stories, and someone getting transformed into an animal – just a bit of the fun to enjoy in this classic tale from Shakespeare.

The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, performed at The Dukesbay Theater, 508 6th Ave. Ste 10, Tacoma
May 11 through May 26, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., May 20, 6 p.m.
The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest proudly presents Martin Sherman’s “Bent,” which begins in 1934 in Berlin and centers around a playboy, Max, and his unassuming boyfriend, Rudy. After a tryst with a German officer, Max and Rudy are on the run for two years, trying to leave Germany for freedom from persecution for being gay.
Advance tickets: $18 adults, $15 senior/students/military. $20 at the door. (Limited seating. Advance purchase recommended.) Get tickets at

Columbia Junior High School, 2901 54th Ave. E., Tacoma
May 11 through May 19, Fridays 7 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Fife High School presents this hugely entertaining story of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies set in the 1950s with phenomenal music you know and love like “Summer Nights” and “Beauty School Drop Out.” Tickets are $8 at the door.

“A Condo to Kill For”
The Social Bar and Grill, 1715 Dock St., Tacoma
May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Tacoma Little Theatre continues its partnership with The Social Bar and Grill to present a murder mystery dinner experience, “A Condo to Kill For,” directed by Karen Christensen.
Tickets are $50 per person (includes dinner and show) and may be purchased online at the website, or by calling the TLT box office at (253) 272-2281.

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